PLOS Paleo Top 10 OA Fossil Vertebrates #3: Lunaophis aquaticus

We’ve made it to the top 3 winners of the PLOS Paleo Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of the year. And I am very pleased that one of the top 3 is not a dinosaur, but a¬†snake! And an aquatic snake to boot.¬†Lunaophis aquaticus, from the Cretaceous La Luna Formation of Venezuela, was recentlyContinue reading “PLOS Paleo Top 10 OA Fossil Vertebrates #3: Lunaophis aquaticus”

Eocene Fishes from Libya: Completing a Picture of the Past

One of the largest, and sometimes overlooked, fossil record belongs to fishes, spanning hundreds of millions of years since their origin in the mid-Paleozoic. Such an immense fossil record has given ichthyologists an advantage in developing comprehensive hypotheses of evolutionary relationships of fishes both living and extinct. But even with such a expansive fossil record,Continue reading “Eocene Fishes from Libya: Completing a Picture of the Past”